The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar

W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - 239 páginas
Most Americans are familiar with the political history of the United States, but there is another history woven all through it, a largely forgotten history—the story of the money men. Acclaimed historian H. W. Brands brings them back to life: J. P. Morgan, who stabilized a foundering U.S. Treasury in 1907; Alexander Hamilton, who founded the first national bank, and Nicholas Biddle, under whose directorship it failed; Jay Cooke, who helped to finance the Union war effort through his then-innovative strategy of selling bonds to ordinary Americans; and Jay Gould, who tried to corner the market on gold in 1869 and as a result brought about Black Friday and fled for his life.

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THE MONEY MEN: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar

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A lively and accessible history of a once-dominant issue in American life.The Federal Reserve Act of 1913, which governs US monetary policy, was a compromise solution to a long and fierce brawl ... Ler resenha completa

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Shines a clear light on the people behind the war between capitalism and the populists. Made me appreciate Hamilton. Ler resenha completa


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Best-selling author H. W. Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas. He lives in Austin.

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